"To retain respect for sausages and laws, one must not watch them in the making."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Otto von Bismarck on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Otto von Bismarck on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Otto von Bismarck on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Otto von Bismarck on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Otto von Bismarck on Abraham Lincoln
"An appeal to fear never finds an echo in German hearts."
"Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made."
"A government must not waiver once it has chosen it's course. It must not look to the left or right but go forward."
"The great questions of the day will not be settled by means of speeches and majority decisions but by iron and blood."
"The main thing is to make history, not to write it."